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How can the height be increased?

sir, i am a boxer. i am of 17.5 years of age now. i was patient of masturbation since 4 years approx. the problem is that i am increasing. my height is 5 3 but i need to grow some more inches. is that possible. my mother s height is 5 1and my dad s height is 5 7, so i don t think that it s the problem of genetics .. please sir ur advice is esstential for me and my career
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
First of all remove all myths & misconceptions from your mind about masturbation.
In fact, Masturbation is completely normal & doesn't have any bad effect to the body and mind.

Height of an individual is determined by Genetics, Environmental & Nutritional factors and Hormonal factors (most important the Growth Hormone secreted by pituitary gland in brain)
An individual stops growing in height after the fusion of the Epiphyses (growth plates) of the long bones, which occurs by the age of 19-21 yrs in males.

And as you are still 17.5 yrs may still have a chance of achieving your dream height.
Make sure that you are taking a healthy & balanced diet, exercise regularly & avoid stress.

One more thing...avoid consuming any over the counter medication which claim to increase may be harmful.
Wishing you Good Health.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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